Magnesium – the low-down on using it for IBS

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I have been supplementing with magnesium for a while now, on the advice of a  naturopath who I saw when my son’s asthma was at its worse, which was two years ago now.  Sometimes I take supplements without really thinking too much about their benefits or role in my overall health, and so I went through process of reconsidering what I take and this took me on an interesting trip through google-land finding out more about magnesium and IBS.  Continue reading

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My, oh my! A Low Fodmap Cafe? I can’t believe it!

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I went out for dinner last night, which is a rare occurrence in my life, and of course my roasted vegetable stack (with no onion), was drowning in a tomato sauce that had more onion than tomato!! AAAHHH!! I did enjoy the meal and not cooking or cleaning up, but will still need to face the consequences of eating onion in the next day or two… 😦

So, you can imagine my delight and surprise today to come across a specialty low fodmap cafe Continue reading

Celebrating 1 year of Low Fodmap for Life!

Low Fodmap for LifeToday is the 1st birthday of this blog, Low Fodmap for Life, and  as I am  big believer in celebrating significant milestones, I felt that this was special enough to deserve a moment of gratitude to all who have read a post, left insightful or supportive comments as well as those who have contacted me directly – thank you!

I started this blog with the intent of sharing my stories and experiences of the low fodmap experience and to connect with others in this unique community. What I didn’t expect was to find a source of inspiration, fulfillment, and achievement.

These are some of the amazing comments I have received: Continue reading

Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?

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If you have been following my blog for a while you would know that I am particularly passionate about the link between what we eat and how we feel. My personal experience of the IBS, gestational diabetes, insulin resistance, and depression have made be exceptionally aware of the importance of what I eat and how it affects my body and my mind, and recent research is continuing to support this. Continue reading

Choosing the best, low fodmap, chocolate

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I am a chocolate lover and I am guessing that 99% of you are as well…

There was a time when I thought I was intolerant of chocolate and I was absolutely devastated. As it turned out I was intolerant of the erythritol in the “healthy” chocolate that I was choosing to indulge in!

Over the past year I have been passionate about making my own chocolate, but lately I have been buying it, and I thought you might like my tips for choosing the best, low fodmap chocolate.   Continue reading

My favourite low fodmap ingredient, and a recipe to share!

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Of all the low fodmap food, the one that I use every single day is eggs. I could not live without them. I know that a lot has been said in the past about how eggs are high in cholesterol etc, but I think that those pieces of information have more or less been proven to be derelict and that eggs are very good for us, full of proteins, good fats, vitamins etc. Here is a link to some great egg-facts by my favourite egg suppliers if you want to find out a little more for yourself.

I am sure there are rules that stipulate about how many eggs you are supposed to or not supposed to eat each day. I get a little tired of following food rules as I follow so many anyway, so I just make up my own rule Continue reading

Holidaying with onion and garlic

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My daughter playing in the snow

In an earlier post, here, I shared that I was busy baking and preparing food in readiness for a long driving holiday with children to the snow. I made the Pumpkin Bread, which came in handy almost every day as I could easily eat it on its own or team it with some salad or cheese sticks which I had packed for my son or even a can of oysters which was thrown in the car. All in all, I think I managed really well over the 8 days we were away. Continue reading